Did anyone else catch this? I almost missed it, but it caught my eye at the very tail-end of the night.
Okay, it’s three leaves not five. But the space for the other two is clearly visible to the eye. Someone’s editor made them clean it up before posting, and add a little reuse, recycle bit to keep the site safe from liability, but you and I know… I mean, timing wise, this has gotta be a tribute to Må®y JånE, eh?
For anyone out there scratching their head and going, “Uh,,, I don’t get it.” I hear you. I was that same sweet innocent who didn’t understand and took a trip to Rainbow Valley one fateful spring to get edjumicated.
See, 4/20 is a sort of cannabis short-hand that’s evolved to both identify pot-smokers from non, and signal ‘events’ where herbal mood enhancers might be consumed. Even knowing what the term signifies, I’ve never really been quite clear on the meaning of the numbers themselves. Wikipedia gives this explanation of the term:
“Although many diverse theories exist to explain the origin of the term, one central root of the phrase stems from a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in San Rafael in 1971; the teens would meet after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke cannabis at the Louis Pasteur statue. The term became part of their group’s salute, “420 Louis!”, and became popularized in the late 1980s by fans of The Grateful Dead. Many North American cannabis users continue to observe 4:20 as a time to smoke communally. By extension April 20 (“4/20” in U.S. dating shorthand) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.”
So there ya go. Learn something new everyday.